Volleyball Back In Action For Weekend Road Swing
North Texas Will Face LA Tech on Friday, Marshall on Sunday
DENTON - North Texas volleyball is off to a hot start in Conference USA action this season. At 3-1 in league play so far on the year, the Mean Green will look to add to that win total during two road matches this weekend.
The action begins with a matchup against the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters at 7 p.m. on Friday from the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston. North Texas will follow that up by traveling to West Virginia for a dual with Marshall at 12 p.m. on Sunday.
The trip has the potential to be a big one for the Mean Green if the team can carry on its recent momentum. Senior Carnae Dillard, the nation’s leader in kills, is fresh off her third C-USA Offensive Player of the Week selection after notching her 2,000th career kill in last week’s win over Rice. Additionally, sophomore Amanda Chamberlain returns to the court after sitting out the last three matches to rest an injury.
North Texas (11-8, 3-1 C-USA) vs. LA Tech (6-11, 0-4 C-USA)
Friday, Oct. 9 | 7 p.m. CT
Ruston, LA | Thomas Assembly Center
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LA Tech hasn’t had the hottest start in C-USA, dropping each of it’s first four league matches against Southern Miss, WKU, Marshall and Middle Tennessee.
Despite the team’s record, LA Tech has its share of playmakers. Junior libero Alejandra Aviles continues to contribute in a variety of ways, becoming one of the Techsters key players. Aviles ranks seventh in C-USA for digs, averaging 4.15 per set, while her 21 service aces is sixth in the conference.
North Texas (11-8, 3-1 C-USA) vs. Marshall (11-7, 2-3 C-USA)
Sunday, Oct. 11 | 12 p.m. CT
Huntington, W. Va. | Cam Henderson Center
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The Thundering Herd will meet UAB prior to Sunday’s match. Marshall currently has an 11-7 overall record, going along with a 2-3 mark in league play. The team’s two C-USA wins came against Charlotte and LA Tech.
Offensively the Herd is led by junior Cassie Weaver who ranks ninth in the conference with 3.47 kills per set. Setter Kayla Simmons facilitates the attack with 9.66 assists per set, fifth-best in C-USA, while junior Allie Kellerman leads all C-USA competitors with 4.75 digs per set.